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Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:59 AM Jun 2019

More Wise Words

"Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence. This is the equation."

Ibn Rushd (1126-1198)
Muslim Philosopher

I recognized the truth immediately, yet I was surprised by the source and the time.

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More Wise Words (Original Post) c-rational Jun 2019 OP
We humans have been the same way for a very long time donkeypoofed Jun 2019 #1
You should post it! pandr32 Jun 2019 #2
It was actually Socrates; my bad. Here it is: donkeypoofed Jun 2019 #3
Thank you for this! pandr32 Jun 2019 #4


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1. We humans have been the same way for a very long time
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:02 AM
Jun 2019

So I'm not too surprised by the age of the quote.

There's also one about teenagers by Aristotle, IIRC, that is perfect and applies even today and its 1000's of years old.


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3. It was actually Socrates; my bad. Here it is:
Sat Jun 1, 2019, 01:40 PM
Jun 2019

"The children today love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority and show disrespect to their elders. They are now tyrants and not servants in their households and no longer rise when elders enter the room. The future is lost if left to them."

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